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Paris-Nice (HC)

Created in 1933 by Albert Lejeune, Director of the Petit Journal, Paris-Nice used to be a tune-up or training race for the important spring races. No longer. The "Race to the Sun" is one of the first major objectives in the pro calender and is a highly coveted palmare. Sean Kelly remains the king of Paris-Nice, winning it 7 times in a row from 1982 to 1988. Paris-Nice is now owned by ASO, the owners of the Tour de France. In 1951, '52 and '53, the race was known as the Paris-Cote d'Azure. In 1959, the longest edition of the race, it went all the way to Rome.

Year 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Average Speed
1933 Alfons Schepers Louis Hardiquest Benoit Faure  
1934 Gaston Rebry Roger Lapebie Maurice Archembaud  
1935 Rene Vietto Antoine Dignef Raoul Lesueur  
1936 Maurice Archembaud Jean Fontenay Alfons Deloor  
1937 Roger Lapebie Sylvain Marcaillou Albert Van Schendel  
1938 Jules Lowie Albertin Disseaux Albert Van Schendel  
1939 Maurice Archembaud Frans Bonduel Gerard Desmet  
1946 Fermo Camellini Maurice De Mauer Frans Bonduel  
1951 Roger Decock Lucien Teisseire Kleber Piot  
1952 Louison Bobet Donato Zampini Raymond Impanis  
1953 Jean-Pierre Munch Roger Walkowiak Roger Bertaz  
1954 Raymond Impanis Nello Lauredi Francis Anastasi  
1955 Jean Bobet Pierre Molineris Bernard Gauthier  
1956 Alfred De Bruyne Pierre Barbotin Francois Mahe  
1957 Jacques Anquetil Desire Keteleer Jean Brankart  
1958 Alfred De Bruyne Pasquale Fornara Germain Derijcke  
1959 Jean Grackzyk Gerard Saint Pierino Baffi  
1960 Raymond Impanis Francois Mahe Robert Cazala  
1961 Jacques Anquetil Joseph Groussard Jozef Planckaert  
1962 Jozef Planckaert Tom Simpson Rolf Wolfshohl  
1963 Jacques Anquetil Rudi Altig Rik Van Looy  
1964 Jan Janssen Jean-Claude Annaert Jean Forestier  
1965 Jacques Anquetil Rudi Altig Italo Zilioli  
1966 Jacques Anquetil Raymond Poulidor Vittorio Adorni  
1967 Tom Simpson Bernard Guyot Rolf Wolfshohl  
1968 Rolf Wolfshohl Ferdi Bracke Jean-Louis Bodin  
1969 Eddy Merckx Raymond Poulidor Jacques Anquetil  
1970 Eddy Merckx Luis Ocana Jan Janssen  
1971 Eddy Merckx Gosta Pettersson Luis Ocana  
1972 Raymond Poulidor Eddy Merckx Luis Ocana  
1973 Raymond Poulidor Joop Zoetemelk Eddy Merckx  
1974 Joop Zoetemelk Alain Santy Eddy Merckx  
1975 Joop Zoetemelk Eddy Merckx Gerrie Knetemann  
1976 Michel Laurent Hennie Kuiper Luis Ocana  
1977 Freddy Maertens Gerrie Knetemann Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke  
1978 Gerrie Knetemann Bernard Hinault Joop Zoetemelk  
1979 Joop Zoetemelk Sven-Ake Nilsson Gerrie Knetemann  
1980 Gilbert Duclus-Lasssale Stephan Mutter Gerrie Knetemann  
1981 Stephen Roche Adri Van Der Poel Alfons De Wolf  
1982 Sean Kelly Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke  
1983 Sean Kelly Jean-Marie Grezet Steven Rooks  
1984 Sean Kelly Stephen Roche Bernard Hinault  
1985  Sean Kelly Stephen Roche Frederic Vichot  
1986 Sean Kelly Urs Zimmermann Greg Lemond  
1987 Sean Kelly Jean-Francois Bernard Laurent Fignon  
1988 Sean Kelly Ronan Pensec Julian Gorospe  
1989 Miguel Indurain Stephen Roche Marc Madiot  
1990 Miguel Indrain Stephen Roche Luc Leblanc  
1991 Tony Rominger Laurent Jalabert Martial Gayant  
1992 Jean-Francois Bernard Tony Rominger Miguel Indurain  
1993 Alex Zulle Laurent Bezault Pascal Lance  
1994 Tony Rominger Jesus montoya Viatcheslav Ekimov  
1995 Laurent Jalabert Vidislav Bobrik Alex Zulle  
1996 Laurent Jalabert Lance Armstrong Chris Boardman  
1997 Laurent Jalabert Laurent Dufaux Santiago Blanco  
1998 Frank Vandenbroucke Laurent Jalabert Marcelino Garcia  
1999 Michael Boogerd Markus Zberg Santiago Blanco  
2000 Andreas Kloden Laurent Brochard Francisco Mancebo  
2001 Dario Frigo Raimondas Rumsas Peter Van Petegem  
2002 Alexandre Vonkourov Sandy Casar Laurent Jalabert  
2003 Alexandre Vinokourov Mikel Zarrabeitia Davide Rebellin  
2004 Jorg Jaksche Davide Rebellin Bobby Julich   
2005 Bobby Julich  Alejandro Valverde Constantino Zaballa  
2006 Floyd Landis
31hr 54min 41sec 
Patxi Xabier Vila
@ 9sec
Antonio Colom
@1min 5sec
39.946 km/hr 
2007 Alberto Contador
29hr 55min 22sec
Davide Rebellin
@ 26sec
Luis Leon Sanchez
@ 42sec
42.107 km/hr